My friend believes it is possible to lose your salvation. He believes if you are in sin or sinning at the point of your death and have not had a chance to repent you will not go to heaven. Do you have any articles on this?
We cover that issue in several answers to email:
"Can a True Believer Commit the Unforgiveable Sin?"
"Is God Punishing Me Because I Committed the Unforgiveable Sin?"
"I Fear I Have Committed the Unforgivable Sin!"
"I Don't Know How to Answer this Biblical Argument Against Eternal Security"
"What is the 'Sin Unto Death'?" [Jimmy Williams]
"What is the 'Sin Unto Death'?" [Michael Gleghorn]
"How Can I Know I'm Going to Heaven?"
"Were Those Who Fell Away Ever Saved or Did They Lose Their Salvation?"
"Can a Christian Lose His Salvation?"
Hope you find this helpful.
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About the Author
Sue Bohlin is an associate speaker with Probe Ministries. She attended the University of Illinois, and has been a Bible teacher and conference speaker for over 35 years. She is a frequent speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Stonecroft Ministries (Christian Women's Connections), and serves on the board and as a small group leader of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered outreach to those dealing with unwanted homosexuality. Sue is on the Bible.org Women's Leadership Team and is a regular contributor to Bible.org's Tapestry Blog. She is also a professional calligrapher and the webmistress for Probe Ministries; but most importantly, she is the wife of Dr. Ray Bohlin and the mother of their two grown sons. Her personal website is suebohlin.com.
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